High school students to compete in computer programming competition April 5

computer programming competition

March 25, 2014 - High school students from around the state will compete in the ninth High School Computer Programming Competition from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

During the competition, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, student teams will work together to solve programming problems. Programs may be written and submitted in either Java or C++.  Each team may specify the language they choose to use.  

"We will provide an appropriate programming environment for each language," said Mark Hoffman, professor of computer science and event organizer.  "The competition consists of problems ranging from relatively easy to relatively difficult."

Scoring will be based on whether the submitted program compiles and runs, and whether it solves the specified problem. The team that solves the most problems wins; ties are broken by the time of successful submission.  

Each team will be provided a computer to use during the competition. Each team is allowed to bring any reference they choose to the competition.  

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. For more information, please contact Hoffman at Mark.Hoffman@quinnipiac.edu.